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Cedric Hunter | Outfielder | #21

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / SD
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Phillies sent OF Cedric Hunter outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Hunter was optioned to Triple-A last week, but he's now off the 40-man roster after clearing waivers. The 27-year-old will serve as outfield depth in the minors. Apr 25 - 6:15 PM

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Phillies optioned OF Cedric Hunter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hunter earned a spot on the Phillies' Opening Day roster with a big spring, but he was batting just .088/.139/.176 through 36 regular-season plate appearances. David Lough will now get a try in the Philadelphia outfield.
Apr 18 - 2:54 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of OF Cedric Hunter from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2011. Hunter showed some nice pop this spring with three homers and 13 RBI. He'll hold down a spot in the Phillies' outfield until Cody Asche returns from a strained oblique.
Apr 2 - 5:18 PM

Cedric Hunter hit a two-run homer Monday off the Tigers' Blaine Hardy.

With a .992 OPS in 43 at-bats, Hunter has been the best hitter among Philadelphia's outfielders this spring. He has a real chance of making the team, though he'd probably fit better if he, Peter Bourjos and Rule 5 pick Tyler Goeddel weren't all right-handed hitters. The other two are locks for the roster and favorites to start in the corners, so even if Hunter gets a bench spot, he might struggle to find a niche.
Mar 21 - 4:24 PM

Cedric Hunter hit his second spring homer Tuesday off the Rays' Drew Smyly.

Hunter, a one-time Padres prospect, has been a nice surprise with a .290/.343/.581 line in 31 at-bats this spring. He didn't seem to stand a chance of making the Phillies when he signed a minor league deal in January, but he has a shot at latching on as a reserve now with Aaron Altherr down.
Mar 15 - 4:38 PM

Phillies signed OF Cedric Hunter to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hunter's only major league experience came in 2011, when he cracked the Padres' Opening Day roster out of spring training as a 23-year-old backup outfielder. He managed to stick around for a little over a week, tallying one hit in five plate appearances. Hunter, who turns 28 years old in March, slashed .283/.331/.420 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 138 games last summer for the Braves' Triple-A team.
Jan 4 - 1:00 PM

Indians signed OF Cedric Hunter to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Hunter batted .268/.355/.375 with five homers and seven steals at Triple-A for the Cardinals in 2012. He'll almost surely wind up back at Triple-A to start 2013.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:37:00 AM

Cardinals acquired OF Cedric Hunter from the Athletics for future considerations.

Hunter, a 2006 third-round pick, appeared in six games with the Padres last season and batted .255/.322/.358 with two homers, 33 RBI, nine stolen bases and a .680 OPS with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate. He has been assigned to Triple-A Memphis.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 02:28:00 PM

Athletics sent OF Cedric Hunter outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Similar to Evan Scribner, Hunter was claimed off waivers from the Padres late last month. The 23-year-old made the Padres' Opening Day roster, but was sent back down the minors at the end after appearing in just six games. The 2006 third-round pick had an underwhelming .255/.322/.358 batting line over 81 games with Triple-A Tucson before suffering a season-ending groin injury in July.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 07:00:00 PM

Athletics claimed OF Cedric Hunter off waivers from the Padres.

Hunter made the Padres' Opening Day roster, but was sent back down to the minors in early April. The 2006 third-round pick had an underwhelming .255/.322/.358 batting line over 81 games at Triple-A Tucson this season. He'll likely have a tough time cracking the A's roster.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 04:14:00 PM

Padres optioned OF Cedric Hunter to Triple-A Tucson.

He was no longer needed with Eric Patterson back from the DL. Hunter appeared in six games but didn't start any, picking up one hit in four at-bats.
Sun, Apr 10, 2011 01:32:00 PM

Cedric Hunter has earned a spot on the Padres' roster.

Hunter posted a fantastic .435/.481/.826 slash line in 23 at-bats this spring and clearly opened the right eyes within the organization. His power numbers haven't been great in the minors, but he has some speed and is a strong defender. The 23-year-old was a third-round pick in 2006 will act as a kind of utility outfielder.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 12:33:00 PM

Cedric Hunter doubled twice and scored twice as Double-A San Antonio beat a Padres split-squad 7-3 on Thursday.

It wasn't far away from being a Double-A versus Triple-A game, but the Padres did have Kevin Kouzmanoff, Chase Headley and Henry Blanco playing. The pitchers were all Triple-A guys. Hunter, who started in center field and hit third, was the best prospect in Double-A San Antonio's lineup. Absent was fellow outfield prospect Kellen Kulbacki, suggesting that he's lagging behind following offseason shoulder surgery.
Thu, Apr 2, 2009 11:50:00 PM

Cedric Hunter homered in a third straight game Wednesday for Single-A Lake Elsinore.

Hunter didn't have a homer in 40 games this season before his sudden outburst. He has seven hits between the three games, and he's up to .328/.403/.422 for the season.
Thu, May 22, 2008 03:10:00 AM

Cedric Hunter went 5-for-6 with two doubles Sunday for Single-A Lake Elsinore.

Hunter was arguably the Padres' best position prospect a year ago, but Chase Headley and Matt Antonelli blew past him then and others are threatening to overake him this year. The 20-year-old is hitting .317/.400/.375 in the California League. He makes a lot of contact and has pretty good speed, but he's not a true burner and it remains to be seen whether the power will come.
Mon, May 5, 2008 03:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Tyler Goeddel
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Peter Bourjos
2Jimmy Paredes
3Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Adam Morgan
8Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Severino Gonzalez